There’s still time and opportunity for discussion to find common ground on the positions of North Macedonia and Bulgaria, but a decision will have to be made by the EU Council of Ministers, Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani said on Sunday. In the next two days, he added, we’ll see how our efforts will be reflected and what the decision will mean for our relations, regional issues and EU’s credibility. Osmani alongside Austrian Ambassador to North Macedonia Georg Woutsas paid on Sunday a visit to Veleshta to visit the relatives of the man killed in the recent terror attack in Vienna
“These differences have nothing to do with the first intergovernmental conference, bilateral screening, rule of law or environment chapter. The process of negotiations is just a way for the EU to assist the progress of a candidate country, promote rule of law, environmental protection, trade relations. No issue should pose obstacle for a country’s progress in these areas, in line with shared European values,” said Osmani.